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  • Pixar's John Lasseter was inspired by 'Dumbo'

    Pixar's John Lasseter was inspired by 'Dumbo'
    JOHN LASSETER, the award-winning animator and CEO at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, has directed two "Toy Story" films, "A Bug's Life" and "Cars." But what counts as his favorite movie of all time? "Dumbo," the 1941 Disney classic animated...
  • 10 best films to see Paris on the silver screen

    If springtime in Paris isn't going to work for you this year, rent a movie and pretend -- until you can book a flight and go. Here are my Top 10 picks for films that best show off the French capital. For scenes from these memorable films, go to latimes....
  • The Oscars: Show must go on, with a yawn

    The Oscars: Show must go on, with a yawn
    Almost everybody won the Oscar they were supposed to, with No Country for Old Men taking the most -- four, including best picture and best directors (Joel and Ethan Coen). Fittingly, the first big Hollywood event after the 100-day Writer's Guild strike...
  • 'Ratatouille' Director Goes Live Action

    Brad Bird is leaving the comfort of animation to make his live action feature directing debut on the period mystery "1906." The project is set up as a co-production between Warner Bros. (which dropped the ball on the director's "Iron Giant") and Disney/...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon' was fire-tested during whirlwind production

     
    The March 26 release of "How to Train Your Dragon" is getting strong early reviews (like the one in Entertainment Weekly and another in Variety), and Los Angeles Times film reporter John Horn has an interesting look at the making......
  • Brad Bird might direct next Mission: Impossible?

     
    The Incredibles director Brad Bird, noted for animation, moving into live action, is a name being floated to helm Tom Cruise's return to Ethan Hunting. Bird is doing that San Francisco earthquake story, 1906. Someday....
  • Incredibles director to take on Mission: Impossible IV

     
    Tom Cruise is OK with the idea of animation director turned live action guy Brad Bird handling the fourth Mission: Impossible movie. And if Tom has no problems with Bird directing a film that has Cruise's future status as a Hollywood heavyweight riding on...
  • Washington, Boston Critics Honor 'Old Men'

    Shaping up as an early critical award season favorite, the Coen Brothers' "No Country For Old Men" was named best picture of the year by reviewers in Washington and Boston. The Washington and Boston critics overlapped in several key categories beyond...
  • Splintered selections

    Splintered selections
    SO the 82-voting members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. have punted. They're either unable or unwilling to designate any sort of Oscar front-runner. Instead, the group has nominated as many as 12 films for either best film, drama or comedy, for...
  • Oscar noms announced as strike shadow hovers

    Oscar noms announced as strike shadow hovers
    "Atonement," "Juno," "Michael Clayton," "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" were nominated this morning for the Academy Award for best picture of 2007. The gripping oil epic "There Will Be Blood" and the gritty contemporary Western, "No...
  • 'Old Men,' 'Blood' Lead Oscar Nominees

    "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood," two stark dramas about obsessed men, are the top nominees for the 80th annual Academy Awards. The two films earned eight nominations apiece, including nods for best picture, best director (Paul Thomas...
  • A season with a silver lining?

    A season with a silver lining?
    Now it's really starting to look like an awards season we can place bets on. The weekend was filled with talk of defensive struggles and opening possessions -- and we're not talking about Super Bowl XLII. First we heard word that the writers strike...